Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) in association with Wadhani Foundation launches 6 months online Entrepreneurship Program for existing and aspiring entrepreneurs – Startup Labs 2021.

About IIE:

IIE is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt of India. The main aim of the Institute is to provide training, research and consultancy activities in Small and Micro Enterprises (SME), with special focus on entrepreneurship development in the North Eastern region of India.

In the North East Region, over the years Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) has been working mainly in the domain of livelihood clusters and skill development initiatives. IIE has made interventions in more than 100 clusters and skilled youths and enterprises at the grassroot level across NER.

In the last few years, IIE forayed into the startup domain of entrepreneurship. Starting initially with informal mentoring of startups of the region, we realized that funding or starting capital is a major road block for any entrepreneurial idea to take off. In spite of good and scalable ideas, the starting capital becomes a road block to having a proof of concept.

About Wadhwani Foundation:

Wadhwani Foundation is a not-for-profit with the primary mission of accelerating economic development in emerging economies by driving job creation in India and other emerging economies through large-scale initiatives in entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, and skilling. Founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Dr Romesh Wadhwani, today the Foundation is scaling impact in 20 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

About the Program:

Startup Labs is a 6 months long programme and encompasses areas like refining the Business Model, Business Planning, Sales Plan & Traction model, Funding the Growth, Creating a Branding and Channel Strategy, Leveraging Technologies and Available Platforms, Legal Matters etc. Additionally there will be 2 days of Boot Camp and a Pitching Workshop. The participating startups / entrepreneurs will have access to infrastructure, dedicated mentors/ experts. The best ideas will get an opportunity to pitch to a global jury evaluation and if selected will have the access to Investors etc.

Participants of the programme will also get access to a National Entrepreneurs Network (NEN) along with a high-level 360 degree solution.  Moreover, they will also get the access for startup case studies, videos, articles; template, framework and checklist; Q&A Forum etc along with real world exposures like daytrips to local startups, Entrepreneurs/Master Faculty delivered sessions; Corporate Challenges; Idea bank; Global Community building etc.

High-level 360 Degree Solution:

Empower aspiring entrepreneurs/students with knowledge and skills to create high potential startups.

Participant Journey:


Selection Process & How to Apply:

  1. Interested candidates may click the below link and submit the form on or before 10th March 2021.

    Application Form:

  2. Shortlisted candidates shall be intimated for a personal interview.
  3. Post the interview; final selected candidates will be notified over email along with the payment link for the course fee.


Course Fee:

The total fee for the 6 months course is Rs 30,000 only. The amount shall be payable in two instalments of Rs 15,000 each.

Note: Candidates willing to pay the entire course fee in a single instalment shall be given a discount of Rs 2,000, i.e., the course fee will be Rs 28,000 instead of Rs 30,000.


Important Dates:

  1. Last date for submission of the application form : 10th March 2021
  2. Screening and Interview by 15th March 2021
  3. Final selected candidates to be intimated by 20th March 2021
  4. Course fee payment –
    1. First Instalment / Full Payment by 26th March 2021
    2. Second Instalment by 15th June 2021
  5. Program start date – 1st Week of April


NOTE – Classes will be conducted through online mode blended with a few physical sessions as per need. 


Organizing Team, IIE:

  • Dr. Sriparna B. Baruah – Sr. Faculty, IIE
  • Amitav Dutta
  • Anasuya Mahanta
  • Sagar Kumar


Contact Us:

Email ID –

Phone No – 7002294817 / 7399025336 / 9899637492